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Carlsbad gets prairie dogs from Lubbock State

January 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Two-dozen prairie dogs have a new home at a zoo in Carlsbad, N.M., after being relocated from the campus of Lubbock State in Texas. The Carlsbad Current -Argus (http://bit.ly/1lYUdTB ) reports that the 24 rodents are now on exhibit at the Prairie Dog Village at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State [&hellip...

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Correction: Pronghorn Relocation story

January 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — In a story Jan. 9 about a pronghorn relocation, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of Gould’s turkeys that New Mexico will receive from Arizona in a wildlife exchange. New Mexico will receive 60 turkeys, not 70....

More than $1M worth of cocaine seized at NM border

January 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve seized nearly 33 pounds of cocaine worth more than $1 million from a trailer at the New Mexico border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry...

Sentencing delayed in NM doctor’s bludgeoning

January 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A 20-year-old man’s sentencing for beating a Farmington doctor to death with a pool cue will be delayed pending an appeal over a misstep by jurors. District Judge William Birdsall said he’ll delay John Mayes’...

Woman disputes account of NM shooting of NY man

January 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman disputes authorities’ account of what happened before a State Police officer shot at a 72-year-old New York man’s vehicle, wounding the man. Albert J. Urban of Hamburg remained hospitalized and was...

Attorney general criticizes NM governor over CYFD

January 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Gary King is criticizing Gov. Susana Martinez over the state’s response to the death of an Albuquerque boy who police say was repeatedly kicked by his mother. King is seeking the Democratic nomination for...

NM police ID man killed after barricade situation

January 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

MORIARTY, N.M. (AP) — State Police have identified a man who was fatally shot after a barricade situation in the small community of Moriarty. Officials say 40-year-old Ernest Attebery of Moriarty was shot by a state police officer Tuesday during an exchange...

5 fraudulently try to get NM driver’s licenses

January 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say five people from Mexico have been arrested for trying to fraudulently obtain New Mexico driver’s licenses. They say the suspects drove from Texas and Oklahoma to get the licenses. State and federal agents say the...

Albuquerque businessman eyes Udall seat

January 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former state GOP party chairman, retired Marine and longtime Albuquerque businessman who lost a gubernatorial bid four years ago is setting his sights on Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Udall’s seat. Allen Weh announced his...

NM court affirms convictions for Roswell murders

January 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld a Roswell man’s convictions for the shooting deaths of his son and the son’s girlfriend and wounding three police officers. David Vega was sentenced to consecutive life imprisonment...